Trying to use my ath wireless with wep.

eculp at eculp at
Fri Jun 27 01:44:48 UTC 2008

Quoting Andrew Thompson <thompsa at>:

> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 07:48:16PM -0500, eculp at wrote:
>> Thanks to the help here I have been enjoying my ath for almost a week.  It
>> works perfectly with the following in rc.conf
>> wlans_ath0=wlan0
>> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP ssid virus2"
>> Now I am trying to get it to connect with wep.  I have set the modem open
>> wep pass phrase key to lets say 1122334455 and I have substituted the above
>> ifconfig_wlan0 line for:
>> ifconfig_wlan0="DHCP ssid virus2 wepmode on wepkey 0x1122334455"
>> and I have also tried it with WPA before DHCP but it doesn't connect either
>> way.
> I believe you need to also set 'deftxkey 1', see ifconfig(8).

Thanks, Andrew.

I went the weptxkey route that is an alias according to the manual and  
at the same time caught the space between the : and the key from  
david's suggestion.

Thanks, that makes my life much better.  Now to solve my multiple  
hotspot needs and I will be a happy camper.

Thanks again,

> Andrew
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